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CASSS Community News - May 2, 2019
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Higher Order Structure (HOS) 2019 Speaker Presentation Slides and Roundtable Notes Now Available!

The Speaker Presentation Slides and Roundtable Notes from the 8th International Symposium on the Higher Order Structure of Protein Therapeutics are now available on the CASSS site.

Speaker Presentations

Roundtable Notes

If you'd like to view the Speaker Presentation slides from 2018, click HERE. To view the Roundtable Notes from 2018, click HERE.

Save the date for HOS 2020: 20-22 April in Gaithersburg, Maryland.


Member Spotlight: Isabelle Kohler, Member of CASSS's Academic Committee and the Netherlands Discussion Group

The CASSS Member Spotlight is an ongoing Q&A series focused on getting to know the CASSS Community. The latest CASSS member spotlight shines on Isabelle Kohler, member of CASSS's Academic Committee and the NLab Discussion Group, and Assistant Professor at Leiden University.

Q: How long have you been with your current organization and/or position?

It is now almost three years that I have been working as an Assistant Professor at the Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research (LACDR), which belongs to Leiden University (The Netherlands), in the group of Analytical Biosciences and Metabolomics.

Q: What was your motivation to volunteer with CASSS?

In 2017, Cari Sänger van de Griend sent a request to the Scientific Director of our institute, Hubertus Irth, asking if someone from the LACDR would be willing to join the Board of the newly-born NLab Discussion Group. For reasons I still ignore, this request ended up on my desk. Since I can’t say no, especially to great ideas, I joined the Board with great pleasure. A year later, I also became an Associate Director, a position I really like since one of my main missions as a researcher is to support young scientists and help them grow in their careers.

Q: Where did you grow up?

I grew up in a small town called Prilly, in Switzerland, which is located next to Lausanne, in the French-speaking part of the country. I actually spent most of my life living there before moving to The Netherlands...


Read more about Isabelle, how many languages she speaks, and her surprising beverage of choice HERE.






















Did You Know? How to Find A Meeting Invoice

One of the most common questions we get is "How can I find the invoice for a meeting I'm attending?" Here's how you can manage your invoices (and event registrations) at

  1. Log in to your CASSS account
  2. In the top navigation, hover over “Member Center” and click on “Manage Profile”
  3. In the Manage Profile page, click on “Invoices in the “Invoicing, Payments & History” section (or click on "Event Registrations" to get details)
  4. Click on the invoice you want to access

Take me to the site to look up an invoice


Follow CASSS on LinkedIn

CASSS has both an active LinkedIn page and group, offering an opportunity to stay up-to-date on CASSS news–from upcoming meetings, resources available, awards, industry news, andeverything in between.The CASSS page is open to everyone (please give us a follow!).

The CASSS group page is limited to members and provides a safe forum for members to pose questions, post articles, and make comments. You must request to join in order to participate. Please join us!











































Celebrating Renee Olson's 10-Year Anniversary with CASSS

Please join us in congratulating Renee Olson on her 10-year anniversary with CASSS! Renee is not only a highly valued and respected meeting planner with CASSS, but also truly beloved among the many volunteers with whom she's worked for the last several years.

"When Renee started with CASSS 10 years ago, it was quite a different organization. In addition to CE Pharm and Mass Spec, she was given the challenging assignment of managing all three of our remaining “academic” meetings, and she stepped up immediately. It was quite clear from the beginning that Renee has a talent for leading diverse groups of volunteers with a combination of humor, empathy, and strength. Shehas played a key role in helping the organization find its focus and become more disciplined and professional.Please join me in thanking her for 10 years of service."- Stephanie Flores, Executive Director, CASSS


“In the 6+ years I’ve worked with CASSS, Renee has been the smiling face of the organization. I truly enjoy attending meetings because of her (and the entire staff!), as she is truly a wonderful, honest, funny person who will bend-over backwards to make your life easier. Congrats on 10 years, and here’s to many, many more!” Jason Wood, 908 Devices


"Without Renee, CASSS Mass Spec doesn't happen!!!" Michael Boyne,COUR Pharmaceuticals Development Company, Inc.

"Renee, congratulations on 10 years! The CASSS MS committee and meeting are very lucky to have you. Our success is because of all of your hard work. Thank you!"- Rich Rogers, Just Biotherapeutics

"I have had the pleasure to work alongside Renee for over five years as part of the organizing committee and this year, as co-chair for the CASSS HOS conference. I appreciate Renee for so many things, mostly her positive attitude, attention to detail, keeping the committee on track, and for making the CASSS HOS conference so successful. With Renee as the CASSS organizer for the HOS conference, it is a pleasure for me to be a part of the team that makes it happen. She is truly great to work with." Katherine Bowers, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A, Inc.

"On the one hand I cannot believe that Renee is already 10 years the face of the CASSS technical meetings, and on the other hand I cannot understand or believe that we ever did without her. It is great to work with Renee. She sets a very high standard: she expects a lot from us but even more from herself. I have worked with Renee in several different roles, as CE Pharm committee member and chair, as AT Europe initiator, committee member and chair, and also in my role as Board member. I learned a lot from her, not only about organizing conferences but also about typical American things and Californian wines. And I hope I was able to explain some typical European (if that ever exists) things to her, not in the least the always-moving-around Christian holidays in spring that influence school mid-term breaks and hence the presence of committee members on calls.


Renee has refocused many committees and is always there to align along the CASSS goals, to align and bridge between people and committees, and also to make sure that every committee creates its own meeting. This sounds contradictory perhaps, but it is a balancing act that Renee controls very well. And it seems that in the job description is a requirement that meeting managers have to laugh often and loud :-) I’m for sure always happy to hear Renee’s laugh; she is my sunshine for many CASSS meetings! And I hope that we can keep her with CASSS for many years to come and make good use of her strategic and technical insights. Many happy returns, Renee, thank you for joining us!"- CariSänger,Kantisto BV


"Dear Renee, congratulations on your 10-year anniversary with CASSS! I really have enjoyed working with you on the Mass Spec conference series as a committee member for the past 10 years. I very much appreciate your passion, energy and method to progressively improve the conference. With your leadership and hard work, Mass Spec continues to flourish every year with a stimulating program, unique networking events, and growing attendance!" - Jason Rouse, Pfizer, Inc.

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